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Monday, June 01, 2009

History Day.......



Superman was born today! Okay, not born so much as published. Action comics was first published on this day in 1938...introducing the world to Superman!

In 1638, Plymouth, MA had an earthquake!! (Who knew?)

1792, Kentucky became the 15th state

1796, Tennessee became the 16th state (apparently a big day for statehood!)

1831, Sir James Clark Ross discovered the magnetic North Pole while on an Arctic exploration

1869, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electronic voting machine. (You'd think we'd have gotten them to work by now!)

1925, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played the first of what would become 2,139 consecutive games. He set a major league record that wasn't broken until Cal Ripken junior of Baltimore shattered it in 1995.

1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.............

What've you guys got??????



5 Comments:

  • At 12:45 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    GOOD MORNING MONDAY!!! I'm ready to get to it.
    1913- The first Crossword puzzle, created by English-born Arthur Wynne, is published in the New York World.
    1981- Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, 62, is assassinated by rebel soldiers as he reviews troops in Cairo.
    1997- The book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is released. It would be the first in a series of seven books. And I have to say....those books REALLY took me to a place like NO other.

     
  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Pat!! Woo Hoo! Here you are! With some totally good ones!

    How'd I miss Harry Potter????? LOL. Love those books!

    and love crossword puzzles and hey, I remember poor president Sadat!!

    Excellent job!

     
  • At 3:21 PM, Blogger Erika said…

    Pat, good job on the Harry Potter reference. I didn't see that anywhere!

    Here's what I found:

    1779: Benedict Arnold is court-martialed

    1926: She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Baker, but known to the rest of the world as Marilyn Monroe

    1937: Colleen McCullough is born

    1942: News of death camp killings becomes public for first time

    1944: The BBC broadcast a coded message to inform the French resistance that the D-Day invasion was imminent.

    1968: Helen Keller dies in Westport, Connecticut, at the age of 87

    2004: Opening statements begin in Scott Peterson murder trial

    2007: Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian was released from a Michigan prison after serving eight years for ending the life of a man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.

    2008: Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died at age 71.

     
  • At 10:19 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    I had been meaning to bring up the Harry Potter reference for some time. I don't know why it took me so long to get to it.
    And speaking of Colleen McCullough, did anyone watch "The Thorn Birds" when it was shown on TV? I was SO glued to the chair!!

     
  • At 6:11 PM, Blogger Michele said…

    Wow! You guys had some great trivia for yesterday's date...Harry Potter, Superman, Marilyn Monroe.

    You know, I still haven't seen "The Thorn Birds"...but I've always, always wanted to. It's on the list!

     

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